Class
Hoax
Platform
HTML

Parent class: Malware

Malicious tools are malicious programs designed to automatically create viruses, worms, or Trojans, conduct DoS attacks on remote servers, hack other computers, etc. Unlike viruses, worms, and Trojans, malware in this subclass does not present a direct threat to the computer it runs on, and the program’s malicious payload is only delivered on the direct order of the user.

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Class: Hoax

A hoax is a fake warning about a virus or other piece of malicious code. Typically a hoax takes the form of an e-mail message warning the reader of a dangerous new virus and suggesting that the reader pass the message on. Hoaxes cause no damage in themselves, but their distribution by well-meaning users often causes fear and uncertainty. Most anti-virus vendors include hoax information on their web sites and it is always advisable to check before forwarding warning messages.

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Platform: HTML

Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is the standard markup language for documents interpreted by web browsers. Markup of most web pages and web applications is written in HTML or XHTML.

Description

This family includes HTML documents that contain text fields for user name and password. User names and passwords specified by users on these pages are sent to the attacker.

Top 10 countries with most attacked users (% of total attacks)

1
South Africa
10.43%
2
Italy
6.65%
3
Germany
4.81%
4
Russian Federation
4.25%
5
India
4.06%
6
United States
3.89%
7
United Arab Emirates
3.81%
8
Malaysia
3.05%
9
Vietnam
2.73%
10
Hong Kong
2.34%

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Find out the statistics of the vulnerabilities spreading in your region on statistics.securelist.com

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